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Outstanding Graduate Student Leadership Award
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The Outstanding Graduate Student Leadership Award will recognize one graduate student for their contributions to their campus orientation, transition, and retention program, staff success, creativity and outstanding abilities.


  • Graduate Student participated in a graduate internship, assistantship, externship, practicum or other significant experience.
  • At the time of the Annual Conference nominees will have had to accomplished one complete semester at an institution (excluding NODA Internships).
  • Meaningful experience had to have taken place between September 1, 2016 through August 31, 2017.
  • Work in a NODA internship does NOT qualify for the Outstanding Graduate Student Leadership Award. To nominate someone for the Outstanding NODA Intern Award please fill out the form below.

The student chosen will receive:

  • A plaque presented at the Annual Conference
  • Recognition at the NODA Annual Conference Awards Presentation
Nomination letters should address the following:
  • Leadership skills of the nominee.
  • Effectiveness of the nominee in the field of orientation, transition, and retention services.
  • Complexity of the tasks performed by the nominee.
  • Level of the impact the performance of this nominee has had on various areas of the institution (office, students, department, orientation program, university-wide, etc.).

Nomination Process
Complete the online nomination form and submit a nomination statement (as a PDF) detailing the nominee's qualifications.

Failure to follow the guidelines to the application may lead to the disqualification of your submission from the awards nomination. Please review instructions carefully

September 13, 2017

If you have any questions or would like to confirm your nomination submission, please feel free to contact NODA at or 1-866-521-6632.

NODA declares a policy of equal opportunity and nondiscrimination in the provisions of services to the membership and the public. In recognition of the responsibility to this membership, NODA reaffirms its policy of fair and equal treatment in all practices to all persons regardless of race, color, age, marital status, gender, religion, natural origin, ancestry, sexual/affectional orientation, disability or veteran status.

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